Aswan to Luxor Nile Cruise: 4 Days of Ancient Wonders

Overview

Embark on a captivating journey with a 4-day, 3-night cruise along the Nile River, spanning from Aswan to Luxor, and unlock the treasures concealed within the heart of Upper Egypt. Unveil the splendor of historical sites as you explore the Philae Temple, Komombo Temple, and Edfu Temple during your Luxor exploration. This comprehensive tour package encompasses all aspects of your experience, including ground transportation, entrance fees, knowledgeable tour guides, and three nights of comfortable lodging, complete with breakfast, lunch, and dinner offerings.

Immerse yourself in the illustrious history as you witness the renowned Valley of the Kings and the awe-inspiring magnificence of the Temple of Hatshepsut during your voyage. As an added bonus, indulge in a variety of onboard activities and entertainment options that will enrich your Nile adventure, making it an unforgettable exploration of Egypt's cultural heritage.

Tour Info
  • Duration: 4 days , 3 nights
  • Departure time and location: 10 AM from Aswan
  • Return time and location: 4 PM at Luxor
  • Package category: Relaxation
Tour Highlights
  • Day 1: Arrive in Aswan, explore Edfu and the High Dam, check-in to accommodation.
  • Day 2: Choose optional Abu Simbel tour, sail to Kmomobo, visit Komombo.
  • Day 3: Sail to Edfu, explore Edfu, pass Esna Lock, reach Luxor.
  • Day 4: Tour Luxor, transfer to next destination.
What to Expect
  • Stretching along the banks of the Nile River, the treasures of ancient Egypt are dispersed between Aswan and Luxor. Indulge in a luxurious experience with a three-night voyage aboard a 5-star Nile cruise, seamlessly transporting you from Aswan to Luxor. Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Egyptian culture and historical wonders as you traverse this captivating route.
Complementary
  • Each participant gets a complimentary bottle of water and soda for enjoyment during ground tours.
More About Aswan to Luxor Nile Cruise: 4 Days of Ancient Wonders
  • Transportation for tours: Modern A/C cars, buses, and minibuses.
  • Nile Cruise: 5-star standard Nile Cruise.

Itinerary

Day General Information
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Your pick-up and transfer arrangements will be thoughtfully coordinated to align with your arrival details in Aswan or the specific location of your Aswan hotel. Rest assured that your tour guide will be punctual, ensuring ample time for your pickup. They will accompany you to the scheduled attractions, providing a comprehensive experience, before returning you to the cruise ship, allowing you to embark and relish the remaining portion of your day.


Day 1: Activity - 1
Philae Temple

Dedicated to the revered goddess Isis, the Philae Temple stands adorned with captivating architectural intricacies, including intricate carvings and towering columns. Your knowledgeable tour guide will provide illuminating insights into the religious customs and convictions of ancient Egyptians as you navigate through this temple complex, enhancing your comprehension of their opulent cultural legacy. Your guided excursion to the temple will extend for a duration of two hours, during which your guide will expertly lead you through its captivating history and significance.

Day 1: Activity - 2
The High Dam

Situated along the course of the Nile River in Egypt, a monumental feat of engineering known as the High Dam, also recognized as the Aswan High Dam, commands attention. This remarkable structure was erected with the primary objectives of curbing flooding, harnessing hydroelectric energy generation, and facilitating the provision of water for extensive irrigation purposes.

Day 1: Activity - 3
Nubian Village (visit available as an add-on)

For a genuine immersion into the authentic Nubian culture, consider incorporating a visit to a nearby village into your itinerary. Your dedicated tour guide will arrange the meeting time and facilitate your transportation to this village, should you choose to include it in your journey. Upon arrival, you'll have the opportunity to engage with the warm-hearted locals, delving into their unique traditions and daily routines that define the Nubian way of life.

Amid the neighborhood village, you can engage in conversations with the friendly residents, unraveling the intricacies of Nubian customs. Immerse yourself in their vivid musical expressions, vibrant handicrafts, and delectable local cuisine, creating an unforgettable tapestry of cultural experiences. Your visit to the village promises to be a remarkable opportunity to witness and engage with the authentic essence of Nubian heritage.


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Accommodation: 5-star Nile Cruise

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Included Activities: Philae Temple, the High Dam

Optional Tours: Unfinished Obelisk, Nubian Village, Nubian Museum

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Departure for Luxor aboard the Nile Cruise is scheduled for 2:00 p.m., initiating a tranquil voyage. Four hours into the journey, a pause will be made at Kom Ombo, allowing you to explore and experience this fascinating location.


 


Day 2: Activity - 1
Visit to Abu Simbel temples (optional activity)

Considering the Nile Cruise's departure time at 2:00 pm and the universal allure of the Abu Simbel temples, it is strongly recommended to incorporate a visit to these iconic sites into your vacation package. A pre-dawn excursion to the Abu Simbel temples ensures you witness the breathtaking sunrise casting its magic upon the colossal statues, creating an indelible and enchanting memory. This early start also grants you the privilege of exploring these historical marvels before the influx of crowds, enabling a deeper connection with Egypt's profound history and architectural marvels.

Day 2: Activity - 2
Kom Ombo Temple

Exquisitely crafted and meticulously aligned along its central axis, the Kom Ombo Temple stands as a marvel of architectural splendor. Its design showcases a harmonious symmetry, featuring two interconnected hypostyle halls embellished with intricate carvings, depicting the dual deities on opposing sides. Twin sanctuaries and corresponding entrances further enhance its balanced aesthetics.

Historical accounts suggest that this temple was home to two distinct priesthoods. The temple's eastern portion was consecrated to Sobek, the deity associated with crocodiles, while the western section was dedicated to the God Haroeris, also known as Horus the Elder.


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Accommodation: Deluxe 5-star Nile Cruise

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Included Activities: Visit to Kom Ombo Temple

Optional Tours: Abu Simbel temples

Additional Information: The cruise departs at 02:00 pm, offering a great chance to explore the renowned Abu Simbel temples, one of Egypt's most important sites.

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By approximately 6:00 a.m., the Nile Cruise will arrive at Edfu, signaling the commencement of its onward journey. Your dedicated tour guide will be stationed in the lobby of the cruise ship, ready to accompany you. A unique experience awaits as you head to the temple. Local transportation in the form of horse-drawn carriages will facilitate your journey to the temple site, where you'll delve into its historical significance. Following your visit, you will retrace your steps back to the cruise ship, embarking on the voyage that traverses the Esna Lock and leads you towards Luxor.


Day 3: Activity - 1
Edfu Temple Visit

One of the most important temples built to honor the God Huras is the Edfu Temple. This impressive example of ancient Egyptian architecture can be found in the Egyptian city of Edfu. Its intricate carvings and finely crafted reliefs offer insightful glimpses into the rituals and religious practices of the time.

Day 3: Activity - 2
Passing through Esna's lock

The captivating encounter unfolds as you traverse the pivotal Esna Lock, a mechanism that exerts control over the Nile River's ebbs and flows. This engineering marvel serves as the linchpin allowing boats to navigate the river's dynamic water levels. Witness the intricate mechanics at play as you journey through this expansive lock, gaining firsthand appreciation for its adept manipulation of the river's current. The experience leaves you mesmerized by the seamless control it wields over the river's course.


Day Extra Information
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Accommodation: Deluxe 5-star Nile Cruise

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Included Activities: Edfu Temple visit, Sailing through Esna Lock

Optional Tours: Luxor City Tour

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To optimize your exploration of Luxor's key landmarks, it's recommended to embark on your journey early in the morning, prior to the onset of rising temperatures. Your itinerary encompasses three significant sites situated on the west bank of the Nile, followed by a return to the east bank to witness the grandeur of the Karnak temples. The conclusion of your tour will lead you to Luxor airport or your next destination within the city of Luxor.


Day 4: Activity - 1
The Valley of Kings

An immersive experience awaits as you journey to the King's Valley, where the resonance of significance rivals that of the Giza Pyramids. This cluster of three pivotal tombs beckons exploration. However, to ensure a harmonious visitation experience and crowd control, certain tombs, including those of King Tut and Ramses II, entail supplementary fees. If you intend to explore any of these, kindly communicate your intention to your guide for seamless assistance.

These tombs hold historical eminence and offer astonishingly well-preserved insights into ancient Egyptian heritage. While these additional charges might apply, they directly contribute to the preservation and maintenance of these invaluable archaeological treasures, fostering their continued existence for the enrichment and examination of forthcoming generations.

Day 4: Activity - 2
The Queen Hatshepsut Temple

Subsequent to your venture through the Valley of the Kings, the journey leads you to the remarkable Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, an attraction that promises to captivate your senses. This vast temple stands as a testament to the splendor of the beautiful queen's reign. Featuring majestic colonnades and finely detailed reliefs, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut stands as a true embodiment of ancient Egyptian architectural prowess.

As you traverse its grand halls, you'll be engrossed in the stories artfully depicted on the walls. These intricate depictions shed light on the queen's remarkable feats and enduring legacy, adding a palpable historical dimension to your exploration. Amidst this architectural marvel, you'll be immersed in the narratives that paint a vivid portrait of Queen Hatshepsut's accomplishments and indelible mark on history.

Day 4: Activity - 3
Colossi of Memnon

Within the confines of Amenhotep III's temple, an awe-inspiring sight awaited us – statues that had defied time with their remarkably preserved state, offering a resplendent glimpse into the opulence of his reign. Following our exploration of the Queen Temple, a brief pause was made to capture these remarkable statues through the lens of our cameras. The intricate details that adorned these statues left us spellbound, evoking reflections on the reverence and admiration they would have commanded during their zenith. With a sense of wonder, we then resumed our journey, retracing our steps to the cruise ship, where a leisurely lunch and moments of relaxation awaited. 

Day 4: Activity - 4
The Karnak Temples

Nested within the expansive Karnak complex lies the pinnacle of ancient Egyptian temples, a site of unparalleled importance. Your voyage will lead you to this illustrious destination.

Spanning across a sprawling 200 acres, the Karnak complex stands as an architectural wonder. It plays host to a breathtaking array of grand columns, stately obelisks, and regal statues. As you embark on your exploration of this hallowed ground, a voyage through time unfolds, transporting you back to the grandeur and profound spiritual meaning that defined ancient Egyptian society. The Karnak complex captures the essence of an era, offering an immersive encounter with the magnificence of their civilization.


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Accommodation: None

Meals: Breakfast

Included Activities: Visit to The Valley of Kings, Hatshepsut Temple, Memnon Colossi, Karnak Temples

Optional Tours: Hot Air Balloon, Luxor Temple Visit, Karnak Light Show

Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions
  • Hotel/Airport pickup in Aswan
  • Private transportation throughout the trip
  • 3 nights of accommodation
  • Included admission to listed attractions
  • Private guided tours
  • Meals as specified
  • Expert Egyptologist guide
  • Inclusive of all taxes
Exclusions
  • International Airfare
  • Entry Visa
  • Any Extra Attractions Not Listed
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Tips
  • Drinks
  • Optional Tours

Current Season Price Details

Please Note that price changes per season, so the price will depend on the date you pick when check out
Single Room Double Room Triple Room
Must adult #
Price per adult $ 1050 $ 620 $ 590
Max child # [age:6-11]
Price per child $ 600 $ 310 $ 300
Max infant # [age:0-5]
Price per infant $ 300 $ 0 $ 0
Deposit

50 % of the total booking amount

Extra Fees

Arrange flights between Cairo and Aswan, as well as Luxor and Cairo, for an additional fee. Contact us for details.

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